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Bolt action mostly striker, Some old antiques have hammers .... semi auto rifles mostly hammer fired with a basic floating firing pin and simple spring. (Quite KISS)
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Double striking the primer may or may not be a good thing, there are several lines of thought upon it. Some like the ability to strike a primer a second time if it does not fire the first time. Others think that if it did not fire the first time, it is unlikely to the second time. So a double strike is a waste of valuable time. They believe it is best to eject the round and go from there because most of the time you are going to be doing so anyways.
I tend to be in the second camp and do not think a double strike is a good technique, but that is personal opinion. This is also a good argument for a revolver over double strike capability, the revolver is faster and surer of a fast second shot on a misfire.
Last edited by lee1959; 08-14-2013 at 09:08 AM.
This was all about the follow up rounds, and not a misfire. Now there is no question that the best thing for unreliable ammo is a revolver, as it can advance to the next round without racking the slide, just pull the trigger, and no ejection problems, but all those double action revolvers have that long trigger pull unless you take the time to manually cock the hammer.
I too am old school, and had to do my research before I could warm up to a SA striker gun, but I am very serious about being able to get the first round on target from the holster at the greatest speed, and this is why my EDC is now a BP9CC.
Yep on the revolver until you're faced with getting a cylinder stuck on a high primer or other blockage issue that affects cylinder advancement or restriction causing a light hammer strike on the primer, etc...then an auto loader is much easier / quicker to clear...depends. I'm old school as well in my preference for visual indication that a hammer offers.
Last edited by lee1959; 08-14-2013 at 11:32 AM.
I've seen wheel gun cylinders lock-up (yes, even on factory ammo with high primer seating), timing issues & know of debris / materials interfering with a hammer strike causing repeated failures including one in an on-duty incident...if it does happen, you're screwed with little recourse except retreat, a BUG, blade, impact driver w/ a 1" spade, etc...but just do something - not nothing... :) Also, particular care needs to be taken in up-close reach-in capable encounters if a revolver is presented to a threat as opposed to a push back of a slide attempt...
Shoot your CCW gun as often as possible, know your gun. I have no doubt my two Bersa's will go bang. If they wouldn't I would not carry either.